The best of British culture - 'Vintage at Goodwood' event, Sussex (Aug 2010)
Following my earlier blog post about the Land of Lost Content
, Mr Wayne Hemingway has just sent me details of a fantastic new annual event in Sussex in August celebrating the best of British culture called 'Vintage at Goodwood'
Something for all you creative types. See details below;
Vintage at Goodwood is a brand new and truly unique annual event which celebrates 5 decades of British Cool. It brings together and celebrates the music, fashion, film, art, dance and design from the 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, that has made Britain the world’s creative and cultural hot bed. Vintage will explore this rich cultural history and the extraordinary influence that it has had on the modern world.
Vintage at Goodwood features an inspirational line up of world renowned bands, with performances by the latest contemporary acts who have been inspired by the past, as well as the living legends that have inspired them. There will be DJs, collectors from each decade as well as current artists and brands inspired by Britain's rich creative heritage. Vintage pays homage to the best of British fashion design through a line-up of catwalk shows, hands on creative experiences and the very best purveyors of vintage clothing .The event will explore the musical, design and cultural lineages and offer a glimpse of where we go from here.
Vintage is the brainchild of designers Gerardine Hemingway MBE and Wayne Hemingway MBE of Red or Dead fame in partnership with Lord March, mastermind behind the internationally acclaimed Goodwood Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival.
All aspects of Vintage at Goodwood are curated by a team containing the most experienced, knowledgeable and respected figures within the music, design, film, fashion and entertainment industries. The Vintage curatorial team will bring an unparalleled authenticity and an attention to detail to the Vintage experience.
In the spirit of the fondly remembered and design led, 1951 Festival of Britain, Vintage is a celebration of where we have come from, and where our creative culture is taking us. Vintage is a new ‘Festival of Britain’. The Rock n’ Roll stage may feel like your stepping into a 1950s club, where Rock n’ Roll had its roots, but as well as authentic rockabillys expect to see how the spirit of “52 is embodied in contemporary rock and punk bands. Catwalk shows may feature stunning 40s suits but will also show how the cut, the fabrics, the hair and make-up have influenced collections up to the present day. From Vintage’s 1940s Torch Club, to the 80s “abandoned” Warehouse, and to our “Inspired By...” main stage, Vintage will celebrate our creative past, present and future, in style.
Vintage at Goodwood will inspire you to stay glamorous. If you buy a suit from the world’s biggest Vintage Clothes market, there will be a tailor on our high street to make it “just so”. If you spill down your frock, visit the Vintage Launderette. If you want your hair done in readiness for a great night out in our one of our five on-site clubs, then visit one of the numerous hair salons and pick a style that suits your mood - it’s all part of the fun.
Nestled into a secluded valley, within the famous Goodwood estate in Sussex, Vintage will offer "posh woodland camping that really is posh" for those who want to spend a summer weekend immersed in the very best of British culture. Vintage at Goodwood will be the British holiday of choice for the culturally aware. Come and take a peek through a window to tomorrow, via the past .Experience Vintage at Goodwood on August 13, 14 and 15, 2010. From architecture to fashion, from design to music - the five decades of cool will always offer plenty of sharp clues as to future trends. www.vintageatgoodwood.com
"The story begins with the past, continues with the present, and ends with a preview of the continuing future.” (Festival of Britain Brochure 1951)